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Swee Teh- BS, MS, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

3203 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 8183
sjteh@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Director of the Aquatic Health Program (http://www.vet. ucdavis.edu/aquztic health/index.cmf). My goal is to develop an aquatic ecotoxicologyand endocrine disrupting chemicals screening program within the School of Veterinary Medicine. The Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory is state certified with greater than 20 years of experience investigating water quality and its impacts on the health of organisms. The Aquatic Health Program strives to promote and protect the well-being of all aquatic species and their environments by investigating the behavioral, anatomical, and physiological components of individual organisms and applying them to the ecosystem scale.

Specialty Focus

Fish Health

1. Culture native and non-native fishes of California, surrogate (Japanese Medaka) fish models and copepads (Pseudodiaptomus forbesii and Eurytemora affinis) for carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting and toxicity testing.


2. Establish high throughput, pratical, and cost-effective systems for screening the effects of contaminant and contaminant mixtures specific to native California Zooplankton and fish species.


3. Establish baseline fish health monitoring program in the San Francisco Delta.


4. Educate researchers, veterinarians, and graduate students in aquatic organism health, comparative pathology, pharmacology, and ecotoxicology.


5. Provide training for selected undergraduates in conventional aquatic toxicology and provide outreach experiences for regional high school students.


6. Collaborate with private sectors, interagency programs, regional, state and federal stakeholders as well as other research and educational institutions to improve the health of aquatic species and their environments.


7. Initiate meetings with citizen stakeholder groups on environmental issues and hold forums for interactive discussions on environmental policies concerning watershed quality and management.



Education

1985 BS , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1987 MS , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1996 PhD , University of California, Davis, CA

Licenses

America Society of Medical Technology (ASMT)
America Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Does Santa Rosa Wastewater Exert Endocrine Disrupting effects on Fish?, (Principal Investigator), Russian Riverkeeper – Private Donor

Principal Investigator, Is water collected from 16 POD sites toxic to Eurytemora affinis?, (Principal Investigator), San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Studies assessing factors that influence spawning migration behavior and reproductive condition of Delta smelt in the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta, (Principal Investigator), California Water Science Center/US Geological Survey

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Publications of growth and behaviors of cultured delta smelt (Hypomeus transpacificus) project, (Principal Investigator), California Water Resources

Principal Investigator, Fall X2 Fish Health Study: Contrasts in health indices, growth and reproductive fitness of delta smelt and other pelagic fishes rearing in the low salinity zone and Cache Slough regions, (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish & Game

Principal Investigator, State Water Board Grant Agreement No. 11-155-250, (Principal Investigator), California State Water Board / Federal EPA

Principal Investigator, Contrasts in Health Indices of Delta Smelt Reared in the Low Salinity Zone and Cache Slough Regions in Summer 2012-2013, (Principal Investigator), CA Dept of Water Resources / IEP

Co-Investigator, Quantifying Effects of Food Limitation on Seasonal Fecundity of Delta Smelt, Joan Lindberg (Principal Investigator), Interagency Ecological Program

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Work Orders, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, SJSURF Contract #22-1509-5092, SWRCB Master Contract 12-057-270, (Principal Investigator), San Jose State University Research Foundation

Principal Investigator, Ecotoxicological Effects of Microplastic and Absorbed Priority Pollutants in Aquatic Foodchains, (Principal Investigator), Comm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Collaborator, Defining Salinity Tolerance and Physiological Biomarkers in Longfin and Delta Smelt, Kammerer, Brittany D. (Principal Investigator), California Sea Grant College Program

Principal Investigator, Full Life-Cycle Bioassay Approach to Assess Chronic Exposure of Pseudodiaptomus forbesi to Ammonia, (Principal Investigator), Contra Costa County Sanitation District

Co-Investigator, Quantifying Effects of Food Limitation on Seasonal Fecundity of Delta Smelt, (Principal Investigator), USDI Bureau of Reclamation

Principal Investigator, Protecting habitats from pollutants to improve aquaculture and livelihoods in Indonesia, (Principal Investigator), UOIP New Initiatives Seed Grant

Principal Investigator, Effects of pesticide mixture in aquatic ecosystems, (Principal Investigator), CA Department of Pesticide Regulation

Principal Investigator, Laboratory toxicity testing and in-situ assessment of pesticides in an urban aquatic environment in northern California, (Principal Investigator), Cal EPA Pesticide Regulation

Co-Principal Investigator, Ecotoxicological effects of microplastic and absorbed priority pollutants in aquatic foodchains, (Principal Investigator), NOAA

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Kurobe T, Baxa DV, Mioni CE, Kudela RM, Smythe TR, Waller S, Chapman AD, Teh SJ Identification of harmful cyanobacteria in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Clear Lake, California by DNA barcoding Springer Plus,
  • Link Icon 2013 Rochman CM, Browne MA, Halpern BS, Hentschel BT, Hoh E, Karapanagioti HK, Rios-Mendoza LM, Takada H, Teh SJ, Thompson RC Classify plastic waste as hazardous Nature,
  • Link Icon 2013 Brander SM, Connon RE, He G, Hobbs JA, Smalling KL, Teh SJ, White JW, Werner I, Denison MS, Cherr GN From ‘Omics to Otoliths: Responses of an Estuarine Fish to Endocrine Disrupting Compounds across Biological Scales PLOS One,
  • Link Icon 2013 Lehman PW, Marr K, Boyer GL, Acuna S, Teh SJ Long-term trends and causal factors associated with Microcystis abundance and toxicity in San Francisco Estuary and implications for climate change impacts Hydrobiologia,
  • Link Icon 2013 Baxa DV, Stover A, Clifford M, Kurobe T, Teh SJ, Moyle P, Hedrick RP Henneguya sp. in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from the San Francisco Estuary SpringerPlus,
  • Link Icon 2013 Hwang HM, Carr RS, Cherr GN, Green PG, Grosholz ED, Judah L, Morgan SG, Ogle S, Rashbrook VK, Rose WL, Teh SJ, Vines CA, Anderson SL Sediment quality assessment in tidal salt marshes in northern California, USA: an evaluation of multiple lines of evidence approach Sci Total Environ,
  • Link Icon 2012 Acuña S, Baxa D, Teh S Sublethal dietary effects of microcystin producing Microcystis on threadfin shad, Dorosoma petenense Toxicon,
  • Link Icon 2012 Acuña S, Deng DF, Lehman P, Teh SJ Sublethal Dietary effects of Microcystis on Sacramento splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus Aquatic Toxicology,
  • Link Icon 2012 Deng X, Teh SJ, Doroshov SI, Hung SSO Embryonic and Larval Development of Sacramento Splittail Pogonichthys macrolepidotus San Francisco Estuary and Wateshed Science,
  • Link Icon 2011 Schebb NH, Flores I, Kurobe T, Franze B, Ranganathan A, Hammock BD, Teh SJ Bioconcentration, metabolism and excretion of triclocarban in larval Qurt medaka (Oryzias latipes) Aquat Toxicol (Amsterdam, Netherlands),